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'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Tuesday, 11 July 2006

Egypt needs to amend its homophobic policies ...

... if it is worried about publicity about this affecting its tourist industry.

The solution is not to attempt to censor films or discussions of the highly disciminatory practices of the Egyptian government and many of its people towards gays.

As I've written in this blog many times before, tourists from countries with money to spend have complete choice about where they choose to visit for their vacations. I cannot imagine me deciding any time soon to spend some of my tourism-spend in places like Egypt when there are so many other more welcoming places to visit. If the Egyptian authorities feel they are getting unhelpful publicity for policies they believe in they have only themselves to blame - and there is no question of people like me not shouting as loudly as I can to make sure as many people as possible know about it! Get used to it!

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